high priestess


Definition of high priestess

: a chief priestess

Examples of high priestess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Owens has always had an aesthetic riffing on the garb of Ancient Egypt, with togas, drapes and high priestess styles gracing his runways. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 23 June 2022 Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa play trusted members of his father's court, while Rebecca Ferguson co-stars as Paul's high priestess mother, who helps Paul harness his own prophetic abilities. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2021 With Budapest serving as high priestess, the coven grew. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2021 While there, an Osun high priestess showed Thompson two objects with great spiritual value: a dagger and a fan. CNN, 17 June 2021 The legend of Simone de Beauvoir—of how an obedient Catholic schoolgirl cast off her rigid, patriarchal upbringing to become the high priestess of existential feminism—is often narrated as a love story. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Inspired by Gaynor, the high priestess of the discotheque, Gloria’s case and crown sport black spinels, pink and yellow sapphires, and diamonds, making a striking contrast against a dial plate of hematite, onyx and pink opal. Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Dec. 2020 Grand high priestess of TikTok Charli D’Amelio has truly shown the strength of her power. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, 24 Nov. 2020 Anna Korakaki, a Rio shooting champion, will take the torch from high priestess Xanthi Georgiou and hand off to Japan’s Mizuki Noguchi, who won the marathon at the Athens Games. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of high priestess

1645, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2022

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“High priestess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20priestess. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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